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The heyday of the carnival in Kent

The heyday of the carnival in Kent

24 July 2020

In the absence of this year's carnival parades, we're celebrating the county's events which have been loved and lost and those still going strong.

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School announces stringent measures for September reopening

School announces stringent measures for September reopening

23 July 2020

A secondary school is understood to be one of the first to announce reopening plans for September.

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‘Children will be exposed to drunks and lewd behaviour’

‘Children will be exposed to drunks and lewd behaviour’

23 July 2020

A new outdoor seating area for 120 people on a beach would expose children to drunken crowds and “lewd behaviour”, councillors fear.

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One in five national Covid-19 deaths at single Kent trust

One in five national Covid-19 deaths at single Kent trust

23 July 2020

Concerns are mounting over whether in-hospital transmission across a trust has been a major factor in the worrying death toll rates.

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Grieving mum backs calls to tighten jet skiing rules

Grieving mum backs calls to tighten jet skiing rules

22 July 2020

Calls to ban jet-skiers from towing people on rubber rings are being led by the mother of a man killed following a crash with one of the machines.

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Dog owners fined for failing to control pets on beach

Dog owners fined for failing to control pets on beach

22 July 2020

Two dog owners have been hit with £100 fines after allowing their pets to run free on a popular beach and 'cause alarm to members of the public'.

Darts league to the rescue following trailer theft

Darts league to the rescue following trailer theft

22 July 2020

A mum and child who were left stranded at a Kent beach after their bike trailer was stolen received support from an unexpected source.

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Kent MP calls for crackdown on sale of 'hippy crack'

Kent MP calls for crackdown on sale of 'hippy crack'

21 July 2020

An MP has called for tighter restrictions on the sale of nitrous oxide - including raising the age of sale to people aged over 25.

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Helpline set up after thousands of patients put at risk

Helpline set up after thousands of patients put at risk

21 July 2020

A helpline has been set up after a private dermatology company allowed a backlog of urgent appointments - including for cancer treatment - to pile up.

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How Kent's seaside towns have changed over the years

How Kent's seaside towns have changed over the years

21 July 2020

Kent has lots to celebrate today, including its Blue Flag beaches, so we've taken a look back at how the county's seaside towns have changed.

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Travelodge reopens six Kent hotels

Travelodge reopens six Kent hotels

20 July 2020

Hotel chain Travelodge has reopened six of its Kent branches today following four-month closures.

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Yobs leave beer, drugs and burning fire at beauty spot

Yobs leave beer, drugs and burning fire at beauty spot

19 July 2020

A burning fire, drugs and beer bottles have been found discarded on a popular green space this morning.

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Is Sheppey the next Whitstable?

Is Sheppey the next Whitstable?

19 July 2020

Caravan parks on Sheppey have bounced back from Covid-19, leading some to wonder is the sun-kissed Isle is Kent's next tourist destination.

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Look inside home of inventor which is up for sale

Look inside home of inventor which is up for sale

19 July 2020

The stunning former home of an inventor dubbed the "Infernal Diver" - who co-invented the diving helmet - is on the market.

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Best and worst rated seaside towns in Kent revealed

Best and worst rated seaside towns in Kent revealed

18 July 2020

A survey of more than 4,000 beachgoers has revealed the best and worst- rated coastal spots in the county.

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Fundraiser launched for family after fire devastates chip shop

Fundraiser launched for family after fire devastates chip shop

18 July 2020

A fundraising appeal has been launched to support the owners of a popular fish bar that has been ravaged by fire.

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Near-miss as huge knife dumped in rubbish bag

Near-miss as huge knife dumped in rubbish bag

17 July 2020

A council has issued a warning to residents after a binmen stumbled across a large kitchen knife thrown out with the rubbish.

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Testing blitz on 9,000 hospital staff as deaths still England's highest

Testing blitz on 9,000 hospital staff as deaths still England's highest

17 July 2020

Health chiefs are rapidly accelerating testing of staff at a hospitals trust suffering more Covid-19 deaths than any other in the country.

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Controversially-built luxury holiday lets fully booked for first weekend

Controversially-built luxury holiday lets fully booked for first weekend

17 July 2020

Holidaymakers are set to descend on a town this weekend as a firm launches its controversially-built luxury accommodation.

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The beach life is beckoning

The beach life is beckoning

16 July 2020

Whether you're looking for golden sands, pebbles or rockpools, the county's beaches have it all - here's our pick of some of the perfect spots.

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